Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for federal grant and loan assistance. We suggest that you choose the IRS data retrieval tool (DRT) when filing your FAFSA. Using the DRT is efficient and reduces errors.
CSS Profile The Profile is used to determine eligibility for need based institutional financial aid. (If you are applying for federal aid only you do not need to file the Profile.)
If your biological or adoptive parents are separated, divorced, or were never married and do not live together, your noncustodial parent must also complete the Profile
Federal Tax Forms and Verification Documents Tax returns and verification documents are not required from all students. If returns and/or Verification documents are required, submit them to IDOC after you are emailed a notification from the College Board. If we request additional documents such as W2 forms or a Verification Worksheet but you are not notified to send documents to IDOC, email forms directly to our office after redacting any social security numbers.